Havana-Miami-Washington events and arguments and their impact on Cuba
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Las Morenas, artists of suspense
“Cuba came from two sets down to stun China” in women’s volleyball this morning, the official Olympics website reported.Cuban media called it a “heart attack-inducing” match, which it certainly was if you were rooting for Las Morenas del Caribe against the reigning Olympic champs.
Cuba went deep in a hole by losing two (18-25, 14-25), won one 25-23, then another 32-30 (the heart attack part, saving about seven match points in a row), and took the fifth 15-13.The Chinese coach took the loss with a very sportsmanlike smile, no doubt admiring the grit and heart those Cuban women displayed. Wow.